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Making Wisdom from Our Wounds

Making Wisdom from Our Wounds

June 3, 2020

This one is straying a bit from the "norm" for my podcasts. I am not necessarily talking business, I am not necessarily talking about entrepreneurship, but I am telling a story that has forever changed my life and the way I have chosen to live. I hope that it will do so for you as well and that you spread your positive changes to others you meet as well. 


I think that is all the intro text I am going to give you for now. I would love to hear from you and your thoughts if any of this hits home for you. 


Building Dreams Long Distance: A Conversation with Dave Swillum

Building Dreams Long Distance: A Conversation with Dave Swillum

May 27, 2020

Join me in my conversation with Dave Swillum as he tells us the story of he and his wife Meagan and how they are working together to create a life in which they are both living their dreams. After getting burned out and not living his passion full-time and a tough conversation in which he learned his wife, Meagan, wasn’t pursuing her dreams yet either... the two decided to blow their lives apart in order to achieve their dreams of living full time doing what they both love. Today, Dave freelances audio out of a mentor's studio while he works to build his own space and maintain his now long-distance relationship with his wife Meagan who is pursuing her vet degree in TN. 

Dave Swillum is the audio engineer behind NH based audio production business Crawlspace Audio, podcast host of The Waking Up From Work Podcast, and local indie artist. With an MBA in music business from the SNHU Berklee partner program and a background working live sound for national artists, interning at a record label and recording studios in New England, and touring with his personal bands around the country Dave has a formed a unique passion for both business and music supporting artists. 

Connect with Dave: 

Dave's Audio Business 
Dave's Podcast on Living As A Full-Time Creative 
Instagram / Twitter / TikTok
Dave's Indie Rock Band 
Habits vs. Goals

Habits vs. Goals

May 20, 2020

A little bit love story, a little bit mindset, a little of everything in this episode!

Today, I am telling my story of the past ten years (in a very speedy format) and how reflecting on the past has helped me to focus my time and attention right now on HABITS, routines, and systems in my life. I also share with you about my upcoming She Built This June Challenge and how to get in on it! 

Here is a link to the yoga classes I talk about on the podcast: SAGA Monadnock 

And here is a link to the Gateless Writing Salon I talk about on the podcast with Becky Karush


Intuition and Life’s Keystones: A Conversation with Tammy Jordan

Intuition and Life’s Keystones: A Conversation with Tammy Jordan

May 13, 2020

So often in our lives, we are forced to take stock and perhaps put the magnifying glass on things that have been pillars of our existence... yet might not actually be serving us in the best way possible. This year, I am working on breaking down some of those beliefs for myself and removing that which does not actually help me or others, but instead is just a dusty old belief or outdated assumption about how life should be. 

Those keystones, along with being intuitive in all aspects of life --including your business, is what Tammy Jordan and I talk about in this week's podcast. 

You are going to love being a fly on the wall in this real, authentic, and thought-provoking conversation with me and Tammy. I have had several beautiful conversations with her and I am a HUGE fan! I think you will be too. 

Tammy is an author, speaker, coach, and consultant in many things HR, Organization Development and personal development. As the founder and CEO of Leader Consulting Group, she works with business owners and executives in defining their unique culture, hiring and promoting the best talent, developing and training agile and authentic leaders and teams, and managing growth and change. Since 2011, lcg has been a unique consulting firm believing in hearts and minds working together and that connection and empowerment are paramount to business results and success.

You Deserve a Break! A Conversation with Kasey Mathews

You Deserve a Break! A Conversation with Kasey Mathews

May 6, 2020

Today I have the pleasure of bringing you my interview with Kasey Mathews, an angel in human form. I had the luxury of having Kasey Mathews on the She Built This Pajama Panel Party back in March, and today we are going in deeper on her story, as well as talking about the importance of listening to our bodies, following our heart's calling, and taking a much-needed break. 

Link to her 50 Ways to Take a Break from Work Guide:

Kasey's Website:



Kasey Mathews is a book-writing and transformational life coach, an inspirational speaker and the author of A Mom’s Guide to Creating a Magical Life: 8 Practical Steps to Feel Happier, Inspired, and More Relaxed and Preemie: Lessons in Love, Life and Motherhood. Both books won the Mom's Choice Gold Award and Preemie won the NH Writer's Project Reader's Choice Award. As a featured guest on Yahoo, NBC Tonight, NHPR, Doctor Radio and many more, Kasey strives to help others find more happiness, balance and purpose in their lives. She lives in the New Hampshire with her husband, two children, and their pup, Georgie Girl.

Look Who’s Back: A (Virtual) Visit from Crystal Farley

Look Who’s Back: A (Virtual) Visit from Crystal Farley

April 29, 2020

In this episode, I welcome back Crystal Farley of CFar Beyond the Box and Women's Entrepreneurship Day NH.

Crystal was my co-host on the She Built This podcast and she has since gone from entrepreneur to entrepreneur AND employee! Come hear about her pivot and join us in a conversation about what's new in her world. 

From E-Bay to Entrepreneurship: A Conversation with Julie Trieb

From E-Bay to Entrepreneurship: A Conversation with Julie Trieb

April 22, 2020

A little goody for you this week! Join me in my conversation with Julie Trieb as we talk about her number ONE piece of advice for female entrepreneurs and women. We talk about how she successfully started her online e-commerce business, "Designs by JuJu" sixteen years ago and scaled it to a multi-million dollar family business. And of course, her answer to the question, "What's next after THAT kind of success?!" 

Designs by JuJu is a leading provider of adorable digital machine embroidery designs in the industry for the home embroiderer. Her passion for creating, marketing, maintaining authenticity, and nurturing her connection with her ideal customers has been responsible for steady growth since 2003. Owner and Founder, Julie Trieb believes being true to yourself and what you love is key to maintaining joy in your business and attracting your ideal customers. She has most recently learned how showing up real, vulnerable and even sometimes messy as your beautiful authentic self will spark joy again and restore burnout that so many entrepreneurs face. Listening to your intuition, discovering your "why", the importance of self-care and daily spiritual business rituals, authenticity, how customers crave real and resonate with imperfection are all topics that Julie is super passionate about.

Sitting, Watching, Waiting, Wishing

Sitting, Watching, Waiting, Wishing

April 15, 2020

Has anyone else been watching people get a-ha moments, epiphanies, and breakthroughs during this time and wondering when theirs is coming? 

Here is my very short episode about WAITING and how utterly uncomfortable it can be. But, like you, I am trusting that there is something on the other side that is worth waiting for. 


Being Seen in Your Business

Being Seen in Your Business

April 8, 2020

We talk a lot about putting the right things out on social media, connecting with your clients before trying to sell to them, and focus a lot on our brand's colors, website, etc. etc. 

But how much of an emphasis do you place on the image you are actually portraying to your clients? How do they feel when they see your headshot? Does it attract the kind of client you want to work with. 

Lisa Arnold and I, of Lisa Arnold Photography talk all about this; but we get into much more as right now... photographers are temporarily taking some time (along with the rest of us) to be home. Lisa shares openly about how her business is being affected right now and how she continues to show up with a mindset of service and helping others. This is a truly beautiful podcast episode! 

Lisa's Bio: A self-taught photographer, Lisa started her career shooting weddings. While she loved working with brides at their weddings, she fell out of love the sameness of each event and fell in love with the personal connection of portraits.  After about 15 years of weddings, she transitioned, nearly entirely to portraits. Lisa has shaped her business with the question, "How do you want to be seen?" and has a podcast by the same name. Click HERE to find more about Lisa and hear her podcast. 

Living with Less

Living with Less

April 1, 2020

Join me, Emily Aborn, as I chat with Kathy Vines of Clever Girl Organizing. 

Kathy shares her tips and tricks for increasing the productivity in your home through organizing, some of the most common issues and ways to fix them, that she sees in her profession, as well as how she has turned an in-person service virtual for the situation at hand. She also helps me get rid of a huge bin of stuff I have been hanging onto for years. Well, I started at least ;) 

Kathy Vines is a Certified Professional Organizer®, Productivity Specialist, certified coach (CTACC) and the owner of Clever Girl Organizing®, based in Melrose, MA. Kathy launched Clever Girl in early 2013 after a 20-year career in Human Resources. She works with residential and small business clients to help untangle their relationship to stuff and create the systems they need to conquer the chaos around them. She is the author of “Clever Girls’ Guide to Living with Less: Break Free from Your Stuff, Even When Your Head and Heart Get in the Way”. Kathy has been featured in the Boston Globe, Better Homes and Gardens “Secrets of Getting Organized” magazine, Real Simple’s “Organize Your Home” magazine, and appeared on “Inside Edition”.

Check out her Instagram for her #niceolation tips